HC Deb 16 May 1906 vol 157 c491

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that, in the police inquiry held in connection with the Irish motor race, Constable Shankey's sworn evidence was contrary to a previous statement signed by him and given to his superior officer; whether the statement and subsequent sworn evidence of Constable Shankey will be laid upon the Table of the House, together with the statements and subsequent sworn evidence of the constables who were dismissed in connection with this inquiry; and, if not, what action, if any, will be taken regarding Constable Shankey.


I am informed by the Inspector-General that no constable named Shankey was examined at the police inquiry referred to, which took place in the year 1903. The Inspector-General is not aware that the suggestion made in the question applies to the evidence of any policeman who was examined at that inquiry.